Gershwin’s, “A Foggy Day” is the tune-of-the-week for our upcoming jam on Oct 16th. This is a nice one for beginning improvisors: the melody is memorable yet simple, and much of the chord changes are variations of 1-6-2-5 progressions, a common progression found in many other standards. One thing to watch out for are the 2 extra bars in the last section. These can easily trip you up if you’re not paying attention. You can find a play-along and sheet music at Learn Jazz Standards.
The rhythm section this week has played together for many years as the Rand Moore trio: Rand – drums, Paul Muench – keys, and John Schaffer – bass. They’ll be joined by Paul Dietrich on trumpet. These guys really swing together!
Lately we’ve had drummers and bass player jammers but not so many horn players. If you play sax, trumpet, or trombone and want to jam there should be lots of opportunities to play. Come out and join us!